Faculty Advisor

Demetry, Chrysanthe

Faculty Advisor

Vaz, Richard Francis

Project Center

Hong Kong, China


Hong Kong is actively developing ecotourism through its Global Geopark. A case study of the Geopark site on Tung Ping Chau, completed in conjunction with Dr. Hui Lai Hang Dennis and the Hong Kong Institute of Education, reveals that ineffective public consultation has led to frustration and skepticism among stakeholders regarding the future development of ecotourism. As a result of this case study, recommendations are made that might offer a more sustainable future for ecotourism on Tung Ping Chau with broader implications in Hong Kong.


Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

February 2012

Project Type

Interactive Qualifying Project



Advisor Department

Mechanical Engineering

Advisor Department

Interdisciplinary Programs